The Story

Best time to go: October - April
Best for: First Time Visitor, Cultural & Immersive

By combining north and south India, you get a remarkable varied and different experience. In the north, you explore forts, palaces and of course the Taj Mahal. Explore colourful markets and hear tales from its fascinating history. In the south, it is far more laid-back. Take a private houseboat and slowly drift down the palm-fringed backwaters, seeing the local rural way of life all around you. Gently end your tour of India by spending two nights in the banks of Lake Vemnenad before ending on the Indian Ocean.

Guide Pricing

Starting At

£4455
Price per person including all accommodation, private transfers, unique experiences and excluding international flights.

Highlights

  • Perfect if you are wanting to see the major highlights of India on a once-only trip
  • See the forts and palaces of Rajasthan, with its colourful history and stories with the laid-back palm-fringed peacefulness of Kerala
  • Stay in characterful boutique hotels throughout
  • Have your own private drivers and expert guides

Day 6-7

Bujera Fort

Day 10-11

Purity

Day 14

DaysLocationHotel
Day 1-2 Delhi Claridges Delhi
Day 3 Agra ITC Mughal
Day 4-5 Jaipur Samode Haveli
Day 6-7 Udaipur Bujera Fort
Day 8-9 Cochin Old Harbour
Day 10-11 Backwaters Purity
Day 12-13 Marari Marari Beach Resort
Day 14 Cochin Airport Fly Home

Suggested Hotels

Day 1-2

Claridges Delhi

$ $ $ $ $  

Claridges has a great location in the heart of Delhi, a chic 1950s era hotel with a superb lawn and personalised service.

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Day 3
ITC Mughal, Agra, India

ITC Mughal

$ $ $ $ $  

The ITC Mughal is a comfortable international hotel located close to the Taj Mahal in Agra, India, set within 25 acres of landscaped gardens featuring Mughal style water gardens and fruit trees.

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Day 4-5

Samode Haveli

$ $ $ $ $  

Samode Haveli is a gorgeous traditional haveli hotel in Jaipur, oozing boutique charm and perfect if you want your hotel to be a little bit more Rajasthani.

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Day 6-7

Bujera Fort

$ $ $ $ $  

Bujera Fort overlooks the ‘Venice of the East’; the magical city of Udaipur. Bujera is a charming boutique hotel with just 14 stylish rooms.

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Day 8-9

Old Harbour

$ $ $ $ $  

The Old Harbour is a stunning boutique heritage hotel located in the heart of Fort Cochin in Kerala, India.

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Day 10-11

Purity

$ $ $ $ $  

Purity is a luxury boutique located on the banks of Lake Vembenad in Kerala, India featuring just 14 rooms.

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Day 12-13
Marari Beach Resort, Kerala, India

Marari Beach Resort

$ $ $ $ $  

Marari Beach Resort is a delightful eco-friendly hotel set within verdant tropical gardens opening out onto the Indian Ocean in Kerala, India.

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